knee pain

Patellofemoral pain syndrome exercise sheet

Attached is a basic exercise protocol as part of a large physiotherapy regime I might use for someone with some lower extremity dysfunction.  Many of these exercises would be used for non specific knee pain (PFPS, ITB syndrome).  The nordic hamstring exercise could be skipped but should certainly be used for anyone with posterior chain weakness/dysfunction.  I use that ol' nebulous word 'dysfunction' when something is wrong (e.g. pain) but I'm not willing to commit to some BS therapist jargon about the cause of the problem.  You could put in the same room 5 great therapists (physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, sport med docs) who could all get someone better but they would each explain the problem completely different and often contradict each other.  So, I use the general word dysfunction. Attached is a two page pdf for primarily knee problems that might have a proximal component.

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Click below for a pdf version of the exercise sheet.

hip and knee dysfunction two day program for le dysfunction

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Greg Lehman, Physiotherapist & Chiropractor

Neuromuscular knee control exercise series

Audience:  Patients Format:  Patient Handouts

Topic:  Trunk, hip and knee motor control exercises to improve control of knee position

This post is  a handout that I give to patients.  As with all exercises they should be done under some supervision (physiotherapist, personal trainer, chiropractor) and always with a health professionals guidance.  In no way are these exercises stand alone.  They should be tailored to each patient's needs and progressed or modified accordingly.

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